Boating & Marinas

Boating & Marinas

Arkansas is the perfect destination for a vacation on the water, with more than 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,000 miles of rivers and streams. The State Parks of Arkansas offer access to 27 lakes and 14 rivers. Fish quiet float streams perfect for smallmouth bass or lakes renowned as largemouth bass hot spots. Experience some of the state’s best crappie, catfish and bream fishing or cast your lines in mid-America’s premier trout stream. Whether you pilot a party barge, enjoy exploring coves in your fishing boat, or pull skiers behind your powerboat, Arkansas’s waters offer you diverse recreational opportunities.

Many state parks include marinas. DeGray Lake Resort, Lake Ouachita, Lake Catherine, Millwood, and Lake Chicot offer full-service state park marina amenities including fuel, bait sales, snack sales, daily and hourly boat rental, slip rental, and life jackets for rent. Other parks like Bull Shoals-White River, Lake Fort Smith, Moro Bay, Village Creek, and White Oak Lake, offer everything except fuel and slip rentals. In addition to these parks, canoes and kayaks can also be rented at Cane Creek, Crowley’s Ridge, Daisy, Davidsonville Historic, Devil’s Den, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Frierson, Lake Poinsett, Mammoth Spring, Petit Jean, Pinnacle Mountain, Toltec Mounds, Withrow Springs and Woolly Hollow state parks for fun paddling vacations – reserve yours today.

Also, check for other state park boat rentals such as pedal boats and party barges, as well as amenities like guided lake and river tours led by park interpreters. Most of the state parks on lakes or rivers also sell state fishing licenses.

So go waterskiing or enjoy other watersports on some of the cleanest lakes in the country, view eagles and other wildlife on a lake cruise, discover the joy of Arkansas boat rentals and enjoy a day on the lake, or enjoy quiet canoe or kayak trips through bottomlands teeming with wildlife.